|Edwin Perry Manchester - Impaired [LLR002] - Edwin Perry Manchester|
Harsh and atmospheric noise inspired by a recording of a woman giving a lecture regarding her adopted crippled children. A solo venture by one of the founding members of Fargo ND noise group Manchester Bulge.
Keywords: Noise; Experimental; experimental electronics
|D-503 - D-503 (Reissue) [LLR018] - Andrew Johnson|
Abstract experimental noise, originally released in 2000. From a review by Phil Kretschman (of the Eggshell and Four Dead label): "d503 work(s) somewhere in between electronic glitchcore, floating ambient, and flat out noise. the majority of the sounds seem to be either computer-generated or -effected, but unlike most others hunched over their pc's, you can sense a definite human interaction going on here."
Keywords: Noise; Experimental
|Dwyer - Dwyer [LLR001] - Brady Daley/Andrew Johnson|
Minimal/atmospheric noise made with telephone bells, tuned percussion and modified field recordings. Inspired by their mostly shared childhood, Brady Daley and Andrew Johnson attempt to create sounds reflecting the darkness [real or perceived] of being children in a small midwestern town. All recordings are processed and edited improvisations, except track 9, which was left raw.
Keywords: Noise; Experimental; Ambient; Minimal
|D-503 - Scripting Thoughts (Reissue) [LLR006] - Andrew Johnson|
The first in Lucha Libre's series of reissues, starting with D-503's last release before abandoning the moniker. Scripting Thoughts is two longish tracks of mostly atmospheric noise, with a brief harsh noise interruption.
Keywords: Noise; Experimental; Ambient; Atmosphere
|Magnetic Jihad - Bluebeard [LLR019] - Magnetic Jihad|
"Two-Thousand Dollar Tuesday" is like going back to the house where you grew up after thirty years, finding it has been torn down and digging throught the rubble to discover broken, dusty bits of your memories. "Bluebeard" is like going back to the house where you grew up after thirty years and finding it haunted with the ghost of your abusive father who isn't very happy with seeing you again. A single, hopefully the precursor to an album.
Keywords: noise; abstract; experimental
Downloads: 737 (1 review)
|USMilk - Onepop [LLR014] - Jesse Andersen|
Is it music, noise, crap, or a conglomoration of everything? Its definitely atmospheric, electronic, partially melodic, partially noise - all for those who enjoy the small things in life glued together in a randomly simulated instrumental form. This is music that might never exist if I didn't make it. USMilk is not to be confused with the everyday milk of the lactose pursuasion.
Keywords: Minimalism; Noise; Experimental; Ambient
Downloads: 5,556 (1 review)
|The Math-amphetamines - Fuzzy Logic [LLR043A] - John Berdahl, Andrew Johnson|
The collaboration between John and Andrew continues in this collection of arithmetical, computative, numerically inspired songs in Fuzzy Logic. Subjects ranging from the study of love's equation, loneliness, gleeful self destruction and abduction are covered. There's nothing these two won't abstract and ponder. The gravity of inanity is balanced quite well.
Keywords: Pop; Pop Experimental; Indie-Pop
|The Math-amphetamines - 1 + 1 [LLR013] - John Berdahl, Andrew Johnson|
This is what happens when you lock John (of the Blue Fairy Godmothers) and Andrew (of Lava-Proof Boots) in a room with a bunch of keyboards and a computer for a month: an album with a bile-filled synthetic doo-wap song, noisy keyboard punk and plaintive ballads set in outer space. "What this song needs is more pitch shifting!" A document of what happens when people loose control of talent and technology.
Keywords: Pop; Pop Experimental; Indie-Pop
Downloads: 2,785 (2 reviews)
|Beow - (...) [LLR036] - Beow|
In a room without windows or furniture, Beow sits on the floor with a Casio PT82, a set of screwdrivers, a soldering iron, switches, potentiometers and a handful of dust bunnies. Sounds are collected, stacked into piles and covered with dust and ashes. The smell of melting plastic is the only sustenance he takes. After a time a man stands outside and Beow slides the sounds under the door, trying not to scuff them too badly...
Keywords: casio; circuit bending; experimental; abstract
|D-503 - Pop Tunes? (Reissue) [LLR008] - Andrew Johnson|
Reissue of one of D-503's more critically regarded albums, plus bonus remixes and alternate versions. Review of the original release by Phil Legard, a.k.a. Xenis Emputae: The sound of an unknown instrument (somewhere between a clarinet and a violin) being tuned in a humid basement might describe the sound of the opening track of Pop Tunes. Entitled "Salamander" it's a cool, atmospheric track full of grace that captures the movements of the semi mythical lizard as it crawls around the speakers...
Keywords: Experimental; Ambient; Minimal; Digital Errors
|D-503/Anaphylaxis - Split (Reissue) [LLR009] - Andrew Johnson/Jason Coffman|
Reissue of a split release from D-503 and Anaphylaxis, in which both artists used skipping CDs as their main sound sources, to very different effects. D-503's half is mostly atmospheric with a touch of musical structure and progression, while Anaphylaxis' side takes a noisier direction for the most part, making his brief atmospheric turns that much more poignant.
Keywords: Harsh Noise; Noise; Experimental; Ambient; Digital Errors
|V/A - Tube Testing (Reissue) [LLR007]|
A collection of remixes of the various versions of D-503's track "Vacuum Tube". Originally compiled and released in 2001. Tracks range from very harsh noise (Phroq, DIER) to atmospheric (Brutum Fulmen, Anaphylaxis, D-503) and electronic music (Nasakenai Douji, Orators).
Keywords: Downtempo, IDM; Harsh Noise; Noise; Experimental
|Console Enemy - Virtual Friend [LLR017] - Jeff Zens|
This is the score to the nightmares of people who still have callouses on their thumbs from NES controllers. Chopped beats bludgeon fuzzy square wave drones, turning them into melodies before completely disintegrating them. Feedback squeals weave and seperate into beats, arrange into notes, twist and disappear into static. Music for distorting your happy childhood memories.
Keywords: Game Boy; Broken Beats; Cheap Electronics; Experimental; Electronic lo-fi
Downloads: 2,658 (1 review)
|V/A - 21 Beaches in Idaho [LLR003]|
A compilation of short songs by people in the Fargo ND/Moorhead MN area. Electronic music, noise, goofy folk, rock, anything and everything. A documentation of local weirdos making songs.
Keywords: Downtempo, IDM; Experimental; Folk; Noise; Circuit Bending; Brokenbeat; Breakbeat; Electroacoustic; Rock